Freddie Fu, MD
ISAKOS President, 2009-2011
Andreas B. Imhoff, MD
2011 ISAKOS Program Chair
ISAKOS would like to sincerely thank all who participated in the 8th
Biennial ISAKOS Congress, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 15-19, 2011. The 8th
Biennial ISAKOS Congress was the most successful Congress in the history of our great society, thanks to the
participation of the local organizers, members, faculty and attendees.
Held at the Riocentro Convention Center, the 8th Biennial ISAKOS Congress brought
together more than 3300 medical attendees, and more than 700 spouses and exhibit
personnel, from 83 countries, and included nearly 800 different presenters and
Dr. Andreas Imhoff, Program Chair, with the assistance of the ISAKOS Program
Committee, developed a busy, but extraordinary educational program. The
2011 ISAKOS Congress featured a 5-day scientific program, including more than
275 scientific papers, 550 electronic posters, 28 Instructional Course Lectures,
31 symposia, and 16 live surgical demonstrations, as well as lectures and
debates. Presented topics varied widely and included presentations on all
major joints, including shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle; as well as a
variety of hot topics such as biologics and PRP. All presentations
reflected the vitality and variety that the ISAKOS Congress is known for around
The 2011 ISAKOS Congress also offered additional educational opportunities,
including a concurrent course on Sports Rehabilitation: Global Perspectives for
the Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer. This course was attended by
more than 200 physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and coaches
concerned with the management and prevention of injuries to the athlete.
ISAKOS was also pleased to offer three pre-courses, held at the Windsor Barra
Hotel on Saturday, May 14, 2011. These courses were attended by more than
600 surgeons, and topics includedOlympic Games: From Basic Science to the
Gold Medal, Biologic Treatment Options for the Knee and Spotlight on Top Orthopaedic
Procedures in Sports Medicine. Special thanks to the Pre-Course Chairs who
made these courses possible!
On behalf of the ISAKOS Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Program
Committee, thank you to all who attended the 2011 ISAKOS Congress. It is
your international perspectives and participation that makes the ISAKOS Congress
a fantastic and worthwhile educational event.
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